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Ethanol Production Consumes Six Units Of Energy To Produce Just One

Ethanol is one of the posterchildren for renewable fuels in the proposed energy bill, but according to the research of UC Berkeley geoengineering professor Tad W. Patzek, more fossil energy is used to produce ethanol than the energy contained within it."

The last Saturday of May

JDM got up at 6 AM and went to play 9 holes of golf with Madan.  JDM shot his typical score in the low fifties.  He's driving better than ever before, but so far this season he hasn't had enough consistency in the other parts of his game to get back into the forties.  JDM and EJM spent considerable time setting up and adjusting our do-it-yourself above-ground sprinkler system this afternoon and had fun running around avoiding the sprays.  While LLM and EJM were at the grocery store, we had a heavy rain and hail storm.  Of course, some of the gutter downspouts were blocked with some sort of tree droppings and were, therefore, overflowing.  Our new tradition of Saturday night "Movie Night" continued for a third week.  This week's feature was "Toy Story."  After the boys were in bed, JDM and LLM did church treasurer stuff.


Bad news for MS patients

"Some 400,000 people in the USA have the disease, thought to occur when the body's immune system turns and attacks the brain and spinal cord."  Several promising drug treatments have recently been in the news for possible harmful effects.


Bells leave

The Bells left Wednesday morning to go back to Knoxville.


Soccer players are sportsmen most at risk for injury

Football may be a pain in the neck, but soccer players are prone to injury too, claims a recent study.


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